Work Sample : Riley

Activity : Music: Exploring Graphic Scores

    Music: Exploring Graphic Scores - Riley : Grade Commentary

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Riley has demonstrated a high level of competence in representing musical ideas using graphic notation. The symbols are clear and there has been an attempt to layer sound and indicate duration, but there is only one indication of dynamic change. The composition has been unified by the use of hats and rice throughout, and a clear explanation of the choice of symbols in relation to instruments and musical concepts has been provided. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Music
    Students sing, play and move to a range of music, both as individuals and in group situations, demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts. They organise musical ideas into compositions, using notation systems to record these ideas. Students listen to arange of familiar and unfamiliar music with a sense of understanding, appreciation and discrimination.
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